YALLFest's 2017 Keynote Authors to Include Actor Jason Segel

YALLFest, Charleston's young adult book festival, announced that bestselling author, actor, and comedy writer Jason Segel will be spotlighted along with his co-author Kirsten Miller at this year's event.

For two days in November, the Holy City will once again be taken over by thousands of young book lovers. This year's YALLFest features a stacked lineup of rising stars and bestsellers participating in book signings, panels, and events.

The duo of Segel and Miller will speak about their bestselling series Nightmares! at a ticketed event on Saturday, November 11th. Tickets will go on sale in August.

Segel, who played Marshall Eriksen for nine season on CBS's How I Met Your Mother, spent a few days in Charleston this past February. You may also remember the actor for his role on NBC's Freaks and Geeks or for his work in movies like Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Muppets, and I Love You, Man.

Other YALLFest highlights include:
  • A keynote conversation between bestselling authors Marissa Meyer (Heartless, Lunar Chronicles) and Cassandra Clare (Lord of Shadows, the Shadowhunters series)
  • Two-time Carnegie Medal winning author Patrick Ness (A Monster Calls) will be featured in a ticketed Opening Keynote conversation about his newest novel for teens, Release, with New York Times best-seller Renée Ahdieh
  • Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give) will team up with Becky Albertalli (Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda) for an event
Keynote talks and featured events require tickets, which go on sale August 1st. Other panels and signings are free and generally require fans to stand in line. The full author roster will be announced in August when tickets go on sale.

YALLFest’s mission is to improve literacy through great YA literature and, via an outreach program with the Charleston County School District, puts visiting authors in local schools to connect directly with young readers and spread their love of words and books.

To learn more about the event, cisit yallfest.org.

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